A shooting near SXSW festival in Austin, Texas has left one person injured, according to multiple reports. Shots were fired early Sunday morning near 6th Street, an area nearby many bars and venues host to SXSW events.
The shooting was part of an overall “violent weekend” in Austin. According to Deadline, there were three other incidents that involved firearms within a 24-hour span that put five more people in the hospital.
“We are not going to let our entertainment district be turned into a place where shootings become a common occurrence,” Austin police chief Brian Manley said in a statement following the crimes.
SXSW kicked off on March 8th and ends today.
#AustinPD is working a shooting call in the 300 block of E. 6th St. One person will be transported to the hospital. Individuals have been detained, but still searching for others that may have been involved. Please avoid the area as the investigation continues.
— Austin Police Department (@Austin_Police) March 17, 2019